Brownies!!! (with Hazelnut Buttercream)

Before I begin, I want to say a big HELLO to all my readers and followers, and thank everyone for being with for so long. I’m finally at a 100 followers, and that is a HUGE DEAL for me! Especially since lately I have been less-than able to dedicate blog-time. Nevertheless, I’m back, and this…

Strawberry & Cream Tart

Is it too late to do a Mother’s Day post, I wonder? I suppose not, if you consider every day to be a dedication to your loved ones 🙂 And yet, isn’t it fun to do something special, on a special day, for a special someone? I for one, love these ‘love anecdotes’; there’s so…

Paneer-Malai Kofta

Hello world! Did you all miss me? 😀 Well I missed you all, even if ya’ll didn’t miss me 😉 Life has taken a busy turn and I find myself away from cooking a lot lately. Also, temperatures of 35 C and up aren’t quite that great when it comes to slaving in the kitchen….

Subho Nobo Borsho (Happy Bengali New Year)

I’m a day late, but it’s still the new year technically…so here’s wishing all my Bengali brethren across the world, a SUBHO NOBO BORSHO. Nobo Borsho, or Poila Boishakh (literally, the first of Baisakh month of the Hindu calender) is celebrated with great splendour by Bengalis everywhere. Cultural programs, dance and music, good food, new…

Maggi Malpua

There are days, and then there are daaaayyyys that just don’t seem to end. And then when you stumble into bed at 3 am, your brain refuses to cooperate and let you sleep!! Strangely, this is also often the time when you might be hit with a sudden brainwave, an idea so brilliant that it…

Dragon Chicken

Lately, my life has gone from busy to ‘Ihavenotimetobreathehelpmeohgod’ kind of busy; meaning, time assigned to meals, extravagant meals, has dwindled considerably. Kitchen and cooking time has reduced to once-a-week-quickies, and one-pot meals are the rage. Not that I mind, but some days you just need to break the monotone and whip up a meal…

Kolkata Style Chilli Chicken

If you, like me, have been uninitiated to this gem until now, I suggest you change the situation ASAP. Because I have to tell you, you’re missing out on morsels of deliciousness. Having said that, Chilli Chicken doesn’t really have anything to do with the Chinese; neither does Hakka Noodle or Manchurian for that matter,…

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

It’s good to be busy, they said…it’s good to keep yourself on your toes, they said……What they didn’t say was that you’d catch the death of cold and get bamboozled for weeks after. In return, the backlog of work just keeps piling up under you’re dead and buried underneath. Of course, work can’t be shirked,…

Paneer Lababdar

I’ve been given many quizzical glances by Dad because of my love for Paneer. He says he can’t believe someone can love paneer so much that they’d want to eat it every day. Funnily, I do believe I can, even if I’m practically unable to, I sure would want to! 😀 Alas, in a Bengali household, it’s…

Cadbury Chocochef Challenge 2017

Hey guys!!! Happy Sunday, hope you all are having a great weekend! I’m still recovering from a nasty bout of flu, but today am here to share a bit of info with you all. Well it’s actually an invitation to participate in this year’s mega Cadbury CHOCOCHEF Contest, brought to you by Cadbury India. All…

Bread Bhalla (Holi Special)

Holi came and went, and my struggle to get this post up is still ongoing. Because my absolutely worthless broadband connection thinks it’s fun to disappear whenever it wants!!! Grrrr! Nevertheless, I’m only a day late and let me start by wishing everyone a Happy belated Holi, and hope that your lives are filled with…

Kesar-Elaichi Shrikhand (Flavoured Hung Yogurt)

Shrikhand is a….well, we’ll get to that later. First, let me begin by saying how good it feels to be back; not that I was gone, gone, but being horribly sick these past weeks has taken its toll. Most of all, on my cooking/blogging, because well, when you’re alternating between throwing up and wanting to…